Faszination Modellbau 2010
PETER REVILL reports from Karlsruhe, Germany
Setting up the stand on the Wednesday afternoon took nearly three hours, but when completed it looked very impressive. We had more space this year than we have had in the past and the task of setting up was made much easier by being able to drive the vans into the hall to enable us to unload alongside the stand.
This runs for four days, Thursday to Sunday inclusive and is open from 1000hrs to 1800hrs daily. This was hard work, but there was a lot of interest in the British warship models from the German public. Of the three halls being used, one was shared by boats and cars/trucks etc., one was primarily aircraft and general radio control supplies and one was primarily for railway modelling. Traders were positioned throughout each of the three halls, with specialist stands in the appropriate hall, but the more general modelling suppliers were spread over all three halls. Therefore, there was no excuse for not visiting all the display areas!
The feedback from the organisers was that they were very pleased with the SWA display and involvement and that they considered our stand to be one of the best in the show. From our point of view, this event is well worth supporting with a good range of traders from which our modelling requirements can all be met. The environment was very pleasant and well worth the journey and friendships created. The SWA can be found at: www.surface-warships.org.uk.
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